Mexico City-born, New York City-based singer Victoria Ortiz – Victoria La Mala – is changing the face of regional Mexican with her fresh, sassy take on the genre. She got her break in music after participating in the Univision talent show Duetos, and she was signed to Roc Nation Latin by its very own CEO Romeo Santos, becoming the first Mexican artist to join Jay-Z’s musical family. Now, she is following her banda single “Fin de Semana” with a very special collaboration with Latin Grammy winning group Flor de Toloache, premiered today here at Remezcla.
On “Nada De Ti,” Victoria La Mala and the Flor de Toloache women unmask a man who has been deceiving them all at the same time, and punish him for the pain he has caused them. The song itself is a wild ride: it starts as a crushing ranchera, as they come to realize they have been sharing the same lover; but then it takes off and turns into a flavorful cumbia where they celebrate their own power as women and plot their revenge.
The song’s empowering message is amplified by its music video, which also comes just in time for the Dia de Muertos celebration. The images show Victoria La Mala and Flor de Toloache confronting el desgraciado and bringing him down to his knees, as a group of dancers in catrina makeup dance around him ritualistically until he becomes a calaca. Justice has been served.
Watch “Nada De Ti” here: